This Day in Jewish History 1897: Pivotal Figure in Sensationalist U.S. Journalism Is Born

Walter Winchell's name may have been forgotten but he attracted an astonishing tens of millions daily, in print and on radio.

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April 7, 1897, is the birthdate of Walter Winchell, the American journalist who was an early and pivotal force in developing and feeding the public’s appetite for gossip and scandal, and who used his powerful...